Biggest problem is that, you can not communicate with them by any mean, other then email, they will reply after one month that too, if they feel matter is very important. How can they keep passport ? for such a long time. People requires passport, for so many purpose viz.. renewal of their study visa for the country they are studying, (all most all country reuquires annual renewal) identification proof for TOEFL, IELTS
USMLE, MCC, MCI FMGE, for registration in education institute abroad, etc... for so many reason and
CHC will sit on your passport for nothing. If they are not ready for stamping, why do they ask to submit the passport ?.
if you have other good opening in other country, and if its working alright for you, you do not have passport. you will miss the the opportunity. CHC will keep the passport for years. if you write to them, you do not know, weather they have received your request or not ? because CHC will not reply.
In the name of volume of work, actually thy are exploiting. If they are not able to handle, why they accept the application ?
once it has happened that, even after so many letters and email requesting to confirm the receipt of letter, they did not bother to reply any letter, and after three month when they called for some other reason. they questioned me, why not answered to their query, I told i have answered, then they said they have not received. Now this letter was sent by by International courrier company "Blue Dart" there online tracking stated its deliverd nextday. Then i kept quite thinking it is delivered. And after three months they say not received....
now suppose in stead of letter it is passport , it can meet same fate. and we will be keeping silence in the hope that,we will be receiving some reply or acknowledgement. Courrier company will give you tracking report saying delivered on so n so date with stamp, now how can you convince CHC by e-mail where they take one month to reply. They will not take your call at any cost. you have to write letter and there will be no reply before one month.
you know ? it takes 10 days, for any letters to reach from their gate (where they receive the courier) to the officer's table, even our municipal office is better then this, it does not take that much time.
.......this the situation in NDCHC.